quick facts about me

Leave it to me to pose you in a way that will make you feel confident. I prioritize the candid moments, but I'll also provide guidance and direction for the photos that will make generations after you swoon over your beauty.

I'm here to help you. My love for photography goes beyond knowing my camera settings. I'm passionate about the experience I give my couples because you're so much more than a pretty photo.

I get it.

Nervous about being in front of the camera?

+ I've won multiple photography awards within 12 years before starting my business

+ I called Thailand home for three months as a volunteer English teacher 

+ Lavender flavored anything is my favorite

+ I was born and raised in Northeastern Wisconsin

+ Local coffee shops are my favorite place to be

+ Ice cream is the way to my heart 


Quick Facts About Me

When you sit down and look back on your photos with your grandchildren, the last thing you want them to comment on is the weird filter or poor quality.

I believe your special day deserves to be captured with vibrant yet organic colors (for ALL skin tones) that can stand the test of time. Future generations will love cherishing those memories with you.

pure and light

my editing style

Photography to me is the definition of passion. It evokes a "strong and barely controllable emotion".

My decision in my career has led me to meet so many amazing people filled with love and joy. There is nothing (not even ice cream) that I love more than giving back to my community and seeing others smile. 

So when I realized that I could have a career in making others smile, I never looked back. 


why i became a

I love to travel. Whether I'm out adventuring with my family, friends, or even by myself; travelling has become a huge part of who I am.

Though Disney World has proven to me multiple times that it's the most magical place on earth, I also love going off the beaten path to places that aren't on everyone's bucket list.

Ask me about the one time I boarded a bus with 49 strangers in Wisconsin and came back from Canada with 49 new friends.

around the globe

My love for travel

Ice cream is the way to my heart. There is virtually nothing that can make me smile more than a large waffle cone filled with cookie dough ice cream from Kwik Trip... because yes, I was born and raised in Wisconsin.

Believe it or not, a few of my senior photos were taken with ice cream in my hand. 


my go to

We have really enjoyed working with Makayla from beginning to end

-Joelle Fellinger

I strive to never miss those candid moments so you can reminisce on the celebration of your love story with your family and friends.

Leading up to your big day, I'll help you build a Pinterest board, assist with your shot lists, and provide advice and guidance to create the best heirloom memories.

I will always be a text away from any questions. Let's bring your big dreams to life!

I capture that.

Nostalgic memories

Thank you for your interest

Instagram: @Makayla.Mashlan.Photography

Booking 2022 - 2023 Weddings
I take a limited numbers of weddings per year so I can give you my full attention.

Booking 2023 Seniors
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